SC Villa match winner Ambrose Kirya says the urge to end the seven year winless jinx against Vipers was a catalyst in the team’s 2-1 win at Nakivubo.
Despite falling behind to a brilliant header from Ibrahim Kayiwa, the visitors were unrelenting as they kept pushing till they deservedly took home three points with Kirya netting a late winner after Lwanga had drawn his side level.
“It always bothered us,” said Kirya about failure to win against Vipers in seven years. “We may not have been part of this for seven years but we wanted to put an end to that and thankfully, we did,” he added.
Shafik Bisaso’s side earned a penalty in additional time but first choice taker, Vitalis Tabu saw his effort saved but Kirya reacted faster than anyone to hit a first time left footed shot into the bottom corner to send the travelling fans into rapture.
I am delighted with the strike. It’s hard to tell what I believe now but I had feeling Tabu’s penalty wasn’t going on so I started thinking about how to react in case the ball comes to my path and that’s all.”
Kirya has been in and out of SC Villa’s starting teams this season but remains their most valuable attacking midfielder with an eye for goal.